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President Declares Disaster for Vermont

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 20:23

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the State of Vermont to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by a severe winter storm during the period of December 9-12, 2014.

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FEMA to Evaluate Readiness of Virginia

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 15:29
Emergency preparedness exercise scheduled for Surry Power Station

PHILADELPHIA – The Federal Emergency Management Agency will evaluate a Biennial Emergency Preparedness Exercise at the Surry Power Station.  The exercise will occur during the week of February 9th to test the ability of the Commonwealth of Virginia to respond to an emergency at the nuclear facility.

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CORRECTION: FEMA 2014 Funding for Arkansas Tops $43 Million

Tue, 02/03/2015 - 12:10

DENTON, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provided more than $43 million in 2014 funding to the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and community partners for disaster recovery, mitigation and preparedness.

“FEMA, in partnership with ADEM, continues to provide funding to assist communities recovering from and mitigating against future damage,” said FEMA Region 6 Administrator Tony Robinson. “We are committed to helping Arkansas residents strengthen their resilience.”

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FEMA 2014 Funding for Texas Exceeds $211 Million

Mon, 02/02/2015 - 10:32

FEMA 2014 Funding for Texas Exceeds $211 Million

DENTON, Texas - The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provided more than $211 million in 2014 funding to the Texas Division of Emergency Management (TDEM) and community partners for disaster recovery, mitigation and preparedness.

"FEMA, in partnership with TDEM, continues to provide funding to assist communities recover from and mitigation against future damage," said FEMA Region 6 Administrator Tony Robinson. "We are committed to helping Texas residents stregthen their resilience."

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FEMA 2014 Funding for Louisiana Tops $554 Million

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 15:50

DENTON, Texas —The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provided more than $554 million in 2014 funding to the Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) and community partners for disaster recovery, mitigation and preparedness.

“FEMA in partnership with GOHSEP, continues to provide funding to assist communities in recovering from and mitigating against future damage,” said FEMA Region 6 Administrator Tony Robinson. “We are committed to helping Louisiana residents strengthen their resilience.”

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FEMA Funds Sediment Removal from Nambe Reservoir in Santa Fe County, New Mexico

Fri, 01/30/2015 - 12:07

DENTON, Texas – Nearly $2.4 million has been awarded to the state of New Mexico from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for removal of sediment from the Nambe Reservoir in Santa Fe County.

During the severe storms in Sept. 2013, heavy rains flooded multiple arroyos, acequias - communal irrigation canals - and various rivers in central New Mexico causing sediment to be deposited in the Nambe Reservoir. The reservoir provides water for municipal and irrigation use in the Pojoaque Valley Irrigation District.

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FEMA 2014 Funding for Arkansas Tops $47 Million

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 18:35

DENTON, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provided more than $47 million in 2014 funding to the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management (ADEM) and community partners for disaster recovery, mitigation and preparedness.

“FEMA, in partnership with ADEM, continues to provide funding to assist communities recovering from and mitigating against future damage,” said FEMA Region 6 Administrator Tony Robinson. “We are committed to helping Arkansas residents strengthen their resilience.”

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FEMA 2014 Funding for Texas Exceeds $211 Million

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 18:32

DENTON, Texas — The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provided more than $211 million in 2014 funding to the Texas Department of Emergency Management (TDEM) and community partners for disaster recovery, mitigation and preparedness.

“FEMA, in partnership with TDEM, continues to provide funding to assist communities recovering from and mitigating against future damage,” said FEMA Region 6 Administrator Tony Robinson. “We are committed to helping Texas residents strengthen their resilience.”

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FEMA 2014 Funding for New Mexico Tops $79 Million

Thu, 01/29/2015 - 15:52

DENTON, Texas —The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provided more than $79.4 million in 2014 funding to the New Mexico Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM), tribal governments and community partners for disaster recovery, mitigation and preparedness.

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Chambers County, Texas Flood Maps Become Final in May

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 18:32

DENTON, Texas ––In early May, new flood maps for Chambers County will become effective.

Local, state and federal officials are encouraging everyone to view the maps before Tuesday, May 5, 2015 in order to understand their flood risk and then consider buying flood insurance.

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Revised Preliminary Flood Maps in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana Ready for Public View

Wed, 01/28/2015 - 18:30

DENTON, Texas – Homeowners, renters and business owners in Lafayette Parish are encouraged to look over newly-revised preliminary flood maps in order to determine their flood risks and make informed decisions.

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Federal Aid Programs for Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 18:30

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians.

Assistance for Tribal Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Major Disaster for Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians

Tue, 01/27/2015 - 18:25

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the Soboba Band of Luiseño Indians and ordered federal aid to supplement the Tribe’s efforts in the area affected by severe storms, flooding, and mudslides during the period of December 4-6, 2014.

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FEMA Funding in New Jersey Exceeds $6.9 Billion

Thu, 01/22/2015 - 14:41

EATONTOWN, N.J. -- In the two years and three months since Hurricane Sandy scored a direct hit on New Jersey, the Federal Emergency Management Agency has remained engaged in the recovery effort, providing $6.9 billion to date to help the state recover and rebuild.

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FEMA Encourages Young People to Join Youth Preparedness Council

Wed, 01/21/2015 - 15:20

WASHINGTON – The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today announced it is seeking applicants for its Youth Preparedness Council. The Council supports FEMA’s commitment to involving youth in preparedness-related activities and provides an opportunity for young people to offer their perspectives, feedback and insights on how to help make America more resilient. 

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FEMA Seeks Applicants for National Advisory Council

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 16:13

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) seeks experienced individuals who are interested in serving on the National Advisory Council (NAC) to apply. All applications must be received by 5 p.m. ET on Monday, February 16, 2015.

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Sarasota County Residents Invited to See Preliminary Flood Maps

Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:29

ATLANTA–Preliminary flood insurance rate maps for Sarasota County, Fla., can be reviewed at three public open houses during the week of January 19, 2015. Flood maps show the extent to which areas are at risk for flooding, and are used to help determine flood insurance and building requirements.

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Tips to file a flood insurance claim

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 13:13

SEATTLE – As Washingtonians deal with the aftermath of severe storms and flooding that occurred a week ago, the recovery process may include a flood insurance claim. There are three steps to file a claim with the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP):

  1. Contact your insurance agent.
  2. Document your damaged property.
  3. File a Proof of Loss form within 60 days of the flood.

More details are available at www.FloodSmart.gov.

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Federal Aid Programs for Mississippi Disaster Recovery

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 19:27

Following is a summary of key federal disaster aid programs that can be made available as needed and warranted under President Obama’s major disaster declaration issued for Mississippi.

Assistance for the State and Affected Local Governments Can Include as Required:

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President Declares Disaster for Mississippi

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 19:22

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency announced that federal disaster aid has been made available to the state of Mississippi to supplement state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms and tornadoes on December 23, 2014.

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